What is a rubric? No, it’s not just a cube. Your assignment … • Draw an animal. What did you notice? • Some scores were high and while others were low. • Did you know why a paper scored how it did? What would have helped? • How about if there was a way to tell what the teacher was looking for? • What if you knew before you started working, what was important and what wasn’t? Will this score/grade make you a better student? • How can you know what to work on if you don’t know why you received the score you did? • How can you fix it if you don’t know what is broken? Before you write • You need to study the rubric. • • • • Ask yourself: What is graded? How is it graded? What is the most/least important? While you write • Check the rubric to make sure you are still on course. • It’s not too late to change/add/edit. After You Write • Compare your work to the rubric. • Did you… • Address all the requirements? • Give yourself an honest score? • As yourself what you can improve?